Alexander Douglas, born in St Helier in 1843, emigrated to Queensland, Australia, where he became a police chief, before retiring and moving back to England
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Origins of surname
This surname has its origins in the lands of Douglas, south of Glasgow, derived from the Gaelic dubh = 'black' and glas = 'stream'.
Although other families have passed through Jersey, it was the descendants of Robert Douglas and Anna Maria Ashenhurst who were the main family to become established in the island throughout the 19th century.
Great War service
- William Sholto Douglas (1876-1914) (St P) son of John Charles and Agnes Bird, husband of Gladys Mary Harrison, Captain, RE, died of wounds
- Maud Douglas (1888- ) (St H) Red Cross
- William Frederick Robrough Douglas (1887- ) (St H) Lieutenant RASC
William Sholto Douglas, casualty of the Great War
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